This blog is, if nothing else, a sounding board. So, I will sound out some of my more extreme ideas on what trumpet teaching could be for this blog post.

- What if trumpet teaching were done only as a group?
- What if students had to learn their repertoire only by listening?
- What if students had to submit a recording of their own efforts before their lessons?
- What if students directed their own study and their teacher adjusted exercises and advice to suit the student’s inclinations?
- What if teamwork were emphasized?
- What if teachers had an open-door policy for students to come at any time?
- What if students had to produce a professional-quality recorded track each semester?
- What if students had to write their own exercises?
- What if students had to earn $30 in a day by busking to pass their jury?
- What if students had to compose or improvise an original piece each semester?